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A Tribe Called Quest Cancel European Appearance After Q-Tip Injures Shoulder

A Tribe Called Quest are on injured reserve after Q-Tip hurt his shoulder. How he managed to do so hasn't been publicly revealed, but the injury…
Brian Josephs / May 19, 2017

Jimmy Page, Elton John, Q-Tip and Other Musicians React to Chris Cornell’s Death

Chris Cornell, iconic frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died unexpectedly at age 52 Wednesday night. As news spread, scores of musicians took to social media to pay tribute. Here are…
Anna Gaca / May 18, 2017

Q-Tip Teases That A Tribe Called Quest Might Not Be Finished After All

Q-Tip announced in a Facebook post that We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service was going to be A Tribe Called Quest's final…
Brian Josephs / December 13, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016

Q-Tip Wants to Have a “Real Serious Discussion” With Kanye West After Trump Comments

The inherent problem of having featured artists on a politically conscious album is how those guests don't necessary reflect the star's worldview. For example, Lil…
Brian Josephs / November 28, 2016

A Tribe Called Quest Are Releasing One Final Album

A Tribe Called Quest's last album was 1998's The Love Movement. Tonight, Q-Tip hopped on Facebook to announce a new—and final—Tribe album, which went into production…
Jeremy Gordon / October 27, 2016

A Tribe Called Quest: SPIN’s 1991 Feature, ‘The Last Poets?’

This piece originally ran in the October 1991 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 25th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End…
Joan Morgan / September 23, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

Listen to Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, Pharrell & More Honor Phife Dawg on Q-Tip’s Abstract Radio

Q-Tip's weekly Abstract Radio show Friday night was a special tribute to his A Tribe Called Quest band mate Phife Dawg, who died Tuesday due…
Colin Stutz / March 26, 2016

Just Blaze Plays Unreleased Tracks From Jay Z, Kanye West, Usher, More

Christmas came early this year if you're a hip-hop fan: On Friday night, New York power producer Just Blaze unleashed a bunch of previously unheard tracks…
Harley Brown / December 12, 2015

Q-Tip Plots Beck, Fiona Apple, and (Maybe) Kanye West Collabs for ‘The Last Zulu’

Q-Tip's long rumored solo album The Last Zulu may finally be getting closer to a release date. Though he's been teasing the album since 2013, a…
Colin Joyce / July 1, 2015

The Chemical Brothers Drop Simmering ‘Go’ Video Featuring Q-Tip

"Go," the lead single from the Chemical Brothers' forthcoming studio LP, Born in the Echoes, may as well also be their mission statement: "We're only here to…
Harley Brown / May 4, 2015

Jack White and Q-Tip Bring the Blues to A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Excursions’ in New York

As if a sold out show at Madison Square Garden with Run the Jewels opening wasn't enough to make Jack White's Friday night tour stop…
Colin Joyce / January 31, 2015

Q-Tip Enlightens Iggy Azalea on the History of Hip-Hop

If you haven't been following the long-simmering Twitter spat between two of the year's most outspoken rappers Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks, well you honestly…
Colin Joyce / December 21, 2014

Q-Tip Teases ‘Low End Theory’ Reissue, Details Solo LP ‘The Last Zulu’

Sunday night BBC broadcast a new radio documentary, called The Story of Q-Tip, that weighed the talents and influence of A Tribe Called Quest's glassy-eyed…
Colin Joyce / June 23, 2014
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